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Kara-Kul (käˌrə-kōl) [key], mountain lake, c.140 sq mi (360 sq km), Gorno-Badakhshan, E Tajikistan, in the Pamir, near the Chinese border. It is c.12,840 ft (3,900 m) above sea level, and its greatest depth is 780 ft (240 m).

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